Experienced Sex Crimes Attorney & Pornography Laws in Nashville, TN
If you're facing a sex crime charge in Tennessee, it's crucial to understand how the law works. Depending on the nature of the offense, a sex crime can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony. Depending on prior criminal history, those convicted may be required to register as a sex offender in Tennessee. This involves regularly providing your personal information to a local law enforcement agency. The data gets put into the sex offender registry, which is searchable by anyone. Having a pornography & criminal record is enough to wreak havoc on your employment prospects, housing situation, and relationships—but being in a database of convicted sex offenders can worsen matters.
At Andrew C. Beasley, PLLC, we have years of experience defending people against all types of sex crime charges. We know what it takes to build an effective defense against these charges, and we're ready to help when you need us most. Contact us today for free consultation and review of your case.
Child Pornography Laws In Tennessee
When accused of child pornography, you need to hire an attorney to defend you vigorously and ensure your interests are protected. At Andrew C. Beasley, PLLC, all clients can rest assured that our team will work hard to achieve the best possible results in their cases. Our firm has the resources, experience, and tenacity to assist you. If you've been charged with child pornography, don't hesitate to contact us immediately for a free consultation.
A variety of sex crime cases our team has handled:
- Indecent Exposure
- Sexual Battery
- Sexual Exploitation of a Minor
- Statutory rape
- Solicitation of a Minor
Sex Crimes FAQs
A sex crime isn't one particular offense. Instead, it's an umbrella term used to describe unlawful conduct that is sexual. Tennessee has several laws concerning such behavior. A sex crime charge is too serious to be handled alone. Fortunately, you have the right to a criminal defense attorney such as Andrew C. Beasley who has extensive knowledge and experience building strategic defenses for clients against sex crime charges.
Backed by over a decade of legal experience, Andrew C. Beasley has handled various sex crime cases and knows how to develop effective defenses. As a former prosecutor, he understands how the State prepares for and presents issues when trying to obtain a conviction. He leverages all available resources and brings his unique insight to every case he takes on. He thoroughly examines the facts and reviews all relevant laws to develop defenses and cast doubt on the prosecutor's arguments. Regardless of the charge you're facing; you can be confident you will have an advocate on your side fighting to protect your rights and freedom.
Tenn. Code Ann. § 39-17-1003 and § 39-17-1004 describe the "exploitation of minor" offenses. These crimes are divided into two offenses: exploitation of a minor, which concerns possession of child pornography, and aggravated exploitation of a child, which involves the sale, distribution, transport, promotion, or exchange of this material. The severity of both crimes depends on the quantity of the materials found by authorities.
The exploitation of a minor charge is as follows:
- 50 images or materials or less is a Class D felony
- More than 50 images or materials is a Class C felony
- More than 100 images or materials is a Class B felony
Aggravated exploitation of minor charge is as follows:
- 25 images or materials or less is a Class C felony
- More than 25 images or materials is a Class B felony
Tenn. Code Ann. § 39-17-1005 also describes "especially aggravated exploitation of a minor," which is reserved for producers or creators of child pornography and is a Class B felony. Conviction of any of these crimes will result in significant jail time. As with any sex crime, these offenses also come with a substantial stigma that must be powerfully countered.